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Uber vs Taxis: who will win?
Oct. 6, 2015
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget makes it through City Council as is, additional fees could be on the way for services like Uber, Lyft and traditional taxi cabs.
Study: Loosen taxi rules
Jan. 13, 2015
A new study finds that cab drivers work under burdensome rules and suggests loosening them to help the taxi industry compete with rideshare options.
Chicago seeks to boost cabbies' incomes
Sep. 30, 2014
The City of Chicago is set to move on a series of reforms that would leave more money in taxi drivers’ pockets. But some cabbies say the measures avoid the central issue: a need for a fare increase.
Why ridesharing drives cabbies crazy
Jun. 5, 2014
As Chicago moves to legalize ridesharing, the question remains: Should they follow the same rules of the road as taxis? WBEZ spent a day with a cabbie, and a night with a rideshare driver to find out.
State Senate passes ride sharing rules
May. 16, 2014
Illinois’ state senators have advanced rules to regulate popular ride sharing services, such as UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.
Secret recording shows Uber's efforts to poach Chicago cabbies
Apr. 24, 2014
Uber has aggressively sought to convert Chicago taxi drivers to its ridesharing service, uberX. What does that mean for the city's cab driving ranks?
Illinois House moves to rein in ridesharing
Apr. 11, 2014
Despite receiving thousands of petitions overnight from supporters of Uber and Lyft, Illinois House members passed a bill to regulate ridesharing services.
Trouble with taxis
Aug. 26, 2013
Dan Monaghan from Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood wants to know what the most common citations for taxicabs are — that is, when they actually get pulled over.
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